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Dr. Dain TePoel

Dr. Dain TePoel

111 Zimmerli, Lock Haven, PA 17745
(570) 484-2559


  • Ph.D., American Studies (Sport Studies), University of Iowa, 2018
  • M.A., Sport Humanities, Ohio State University, 2012
  • B.A., Communication, Luther College, 2005 


Courses Most Commonly Taught

  • Problems in Sport Administration
  • Sport Media Communications Relations
  • Sport Marketing Management
  • Sport in American Culture

Professional Publications

  • Narcotta-Welp, Eileen an Dain TePoel. "Tuesday's with Susan: Reflections on the Lessons and Legacy of Birrellian Approaches to Sport and Film." Journal of  Sport History (forthcoming).
  • Endurance Activism: Transcontinental Walking, the Great Peace March and the Politics of Movement Culture. PhD diss., University of Iowa (2018).

  • Digital Sport History, with Costs: An Ecocentric Critique. Journal of Sport History 44.2 (2017): 350-366.

  • 'We Need to Get the Good Old USA on Board’: The 2009 World Baseball Classic, Corporate Nationalism, and Constructions of ‘American’ Identity.” NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 24.1/2 (2015-2016): 116-132.

  • Mary Garber’s Coverage of Black Sports in the United States Segregated South, 1944-1964. International Journal of the History of Sport 31.13 (2014): 1598-1616.

  • Pastime or Waste of Time? Narratives in the Media Surrounding the 2006 World Baseball Classic. NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 22.1 (2013): 52-77.

  • Master Mick and Redneck Roger: Framing Analysis of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris’ Homerun Chase in 1961. Iowa Journal of Communication 37.2 (2005): 139-154.

Professional Presentations

  • “Walking as a Prayer for the Water: The 2013 Mississippi River Water Walk.” North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Virginia Beach, Virginia, November 2019.

  • “To Move a Movement: Endurance as Prefiguration and Strategy in Long-Distance Walks, 1960-1986.” North American Society for Sport History, Boise, Idaho, May 2019.

  • TePoel, Dain and Lauren E. Brown, The Double Jeopardy of Black Female Athlete Activism: An Analysis of Social Media, North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Denver, Colorado, June 2017.
  • March Your Own March: Walking as Movement, Metaphor, and Symbol in the 1986 Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament, North American Society for Sport History (NASSH), Fullerton, California, May 2017.
  • An Eco-critical Approach to Doing Sport History in the Digital Present, Sports, Society, and Technology Program, Georgia Institute of Technology, Doing Sport History in the Digital Present Pre-Conference Colloquium, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2016.
  • Transcontinental Acts of Physical Endurance: Climate Marchers ‘Racing’ for Change, North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 2015.
  • Do ‘We Have a Good Thing Bowling On’? The National Senior League and Aging under Neoliberal Formations, North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), Portland, Oregon, November 2014.
  • 'All Schools Should Get Coverage’: Situating Sports Journalist Mary Garber in the Civil Rights                             Historiography, North American Society for Sport History (NASSH), Glenwood Springs, Colorado, June 2014.
  • White Boys Will Be Men: Revitalizing Masculinity and Restoring the Nuclear Family in Hollywood Baseball Films of the Early 1990s, North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, November 2013. 
  • Masculinity, Intersectionality, and Migrant Subjectivities: Transnational Team Sport Athletes’ Embodiment of Global Sport Practices, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, International Summer School for Young Researchers, July 2013.       
  • When Words Speak Louder than Actions: Women in Sports Broadcasting, North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2011.  
  • Narcotta-Welp, Eileen, and Dain TePoel. Good White Moderates in the NBA's Racial Reckoning: From Donald Sterling and Don't Bring "Them" to my Games to Adam Silver and Social Justice in the COVID Bubble. International Association for Communication and Sport, Hosted by Clemson University, March 2021.

Research and Interests

  • Sociocultural and historical study of sport
  • Sport, physical activity and social movements
  • Critical/cultural approaches to sport, media, and the environment
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